Tim Krul Conciliatory After van Persie Incident


Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul showed some rare maturity for one so young on Monday night, when he didn’t react too much to the taunts put out by his Dutch team mate, Robin van Persie.

Tim Krul and Robin van Persie – and these are team mates?

The Arsenal captain was so intent on riling up Krul  throughout the game,  that we thought there must have been some past problems between the two Dutch stars.

And Robin was challenging Tim with his drop kicks from the very beginning of the game, so this time wasting excuse is a bit hard to take.

Tim Krul has has made a conciliatory statement in the Times, and has tried to tamp down the controversy.

This is some of what Tim said in the Times today:

“I was disappointed with the incident involving Robin,” “We are both professional sportsmen and what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.”

“We are playing in arguably the best and toughest league in the world and things like this happen.”  “There is only one thing on my mind during a game and that is to win.”

Holland team manager Bert van Marwijk has said he has no concerns that the two players’ animosity towards each other will spread to the rest of the squad, but it does raise some questions about the Holland sqyad = with these two lads being part of the World Cup Final runner up.

Van Persie’s reasons for his bizarre behavior is that he was incensed with Krul for wasting time, but he was challenging Tim from the very first minute of the game.

Well these things happen we suppose, but it’s not a good thing, and the less we see of this stuff in the future – the better it will be.

Comments welcome.



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296 comments so far

  • jakesome

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    krul would kick his ass

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #2

    @WWJBD from last post

    Ben Arfa’s already a legend cos his skills are legendary. He’s still got a long way to go before he’s up there with the newcastle greats but nobody will forget this lad. His goals are incredible. He’s one of the best goal scorers I’ve seen in a newcastle shirt and that’s sayin somethin

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  • billy

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Its not Van persie krul should have a go at its the 4 muppets in front of him and the plonker who picks the team for his retarded tactics!

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  • lewytoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #4

    i hate it when pardew says ‘aint’ in interviews…

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  • billy

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Come the summer Krul,HBA,Tiote and Ba will all be gone and pardew can recruit all the shite he wants because next season will be a relegation fight under this imposter!

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  • StuW

    Mar 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Here is a little article on Amalfitano, along with some of his performances this season. I think those negative thinkers towards him may change their mind after seeing this – http://frenchfootballweekly.com/2012/02/26/romain-amalfitano-newcastle-bound-midfielder/

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #7

    Billy, ”retard tactics” don’t get you to 6th in arguably the best league in the world with 10 games to go. Also taking into account the injury’s we’ve conceeded and all the drama that surrounds mike ashley, its quite clear that pardew is a very good manager.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #8

    billy,
    I think the world would have ended before then so it wouldn’t really matter.

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  • Twatter

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #9

    billy is a mackem, pretty obvious.

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  • LewSpi

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Billy

    The only imposter here is you, you have a good day at school?

    I hate pre-pubescent Mackems, me.

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  • Brutooon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    Krul is a GENIUS because he manage to make Robin Van Pussy to be in a childish behavior (considering he is the captain)

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Have to say pbNc1 I really disagree about the “legendary” status that you have given to HBA. Yes, he is a potentially world class player and has already scored some great goals for us but he has so so long to go to come anywhere near that feat yet.

    HBA hasn’t even outdone the likes of Robert, and I wouldn’t class him a legend. He isn’t anywhere near the standard of Nobby and that guy defines the word legend. So while I am loving the insurgence of the talent that is HBA, he must keep his feet on the ground and we as fans likewise.

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  • pbNcl

    Mar 15, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #13

    Alright Ruddy I conceed,

    He’s not quite a legend yet

    Providing he stays here long enough to develop in a toon top, I can see us all calling him a legend in years to come. Come on Ben Arfa keep it up!!

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  • Beattie25

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Billy may be a retarded, inbred scuzz bucket but he does have a point.

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  • Gorman17

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Shut up Billy.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Think we can just hope he keeps up the same level of performance from now until the end of the season. Hopefully we recruit defensively to allow us to play a bit more expansively in the future so we can see the best from him in years to come

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Beattie25 I must say that I find quite a lot of your posts puzzling. What is it that makes you think that (a) any of those players will be sold and (b) that Pardew is an imposter?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Beattie…Really? What point is that?

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  • -Tendo-

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #19

    how was school taoday billy?

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  • -Tendo-

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #20

    *today

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  • cyprus

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    For me Robert is a legend! He got a lot of stick for not defending and for shooting too much (from anywhere!), but I’ve never seen a better left foot, in terms of shooting. The best player we’ve ever had there is, of course, Ginola, but Robert was second. Can HBA be a legend? I concur with pbNcl.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    I think HBA has the talent to become a “legend” for NUFC and has certainly shown glimpses of it to date. However, he is not a legend yet. It would be insulting to the legends of Newcastle to brand him one now.

    I do have high hopes for the lad though

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Well Cyprus you are forgetting that Messi is left footed. Given that you are probably talking about Newcastle players, well he did have a very good left foot but he did shoot too much, didn’t defend at all and sometimes would become anonymous if the game wasn’t going as he liked it. That, for me personally, doesn’t make him a legend.

    And to concur with pbNc1 you are saying that he already is a legend, which I think is a bit premature. He can be a legend of this club in years to come but as of yet he has not yet reached those dizzy heights.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Debating is dry today lads

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #25

    It certainly is Ruddy.

    1) HBA is well skilled and could become a NUFC legend.
    2) Billy is a fool.

    Debate over.

    Any suggestions?

    Anyone concerned about the Norwich game? We got spanked last time, but think we should be able to bring it to them this time. Wasn’t the Norwich game the first one without Saylor? We were all over the place, hoping for much better this time

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Apologies for the over usage of “last time” in that comment

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Well “time”

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Ruddy….When the debate is dry I apparently just debate with myself…pretty sad really 🙂

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  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #29

    HBA is not a Toon legend yet, or even necessarily a football legend yet. But he has shown hints at greatness this season already.

    His Blackburn goal was immense. His Arsenal one was great. Anyone remember his Everton goal last season.

    With a little time he could easily become one.

    And as for this new french signing. As soon as I heard rumours I tracked down as many games as possible of his and I know its second division in France but he does show a lot of potential. His work rate is excellent and he is also suprisingly strong on the ball for his size. A bit like a trickier, faster Guthrie.

    Just whether or not he can translate to Prem? Players have so much more space in continental football. Sometimes I prefer it to the Prem because it generally means that the football is more attractive to watch. The Prem can be really scrappy at times.

    I do really hope Guthrie stays though. I think a 5 man midfield with Cabs, Tiote and Guthrie, Benny and Jonas on wings would be amazing. Guthrie has been great almost everytime he has played this season. Yeah he was sloppy at Wolves but I think we can let him off.

    Ive read a lot of people criticising him this season. “He’s no Nolan”. Different sort of player in a different playing style so its difficult to compare. I dont understand how people are now slating Guthrie when we also voted him as man of the match many times he played this season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #30

    Cyprus,
    If you want to see a better left foot look on page 42 in the Argos catalogue,its delectable.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Ibizatoon

    Yes it was first game without Raylor.

    But need to remember that Norwich are a very strong team at Carrew Road. They outplayed us that day completely.

    I think with the same work rate as Arsenal and second half against sunderland it shouldnt be a problem for us. Play Cisse if he is going to contribute more than Obertan but I’d rather a 5 man midfield at least to begin with in order to control the game.

    The thing I remember about the Norwich game is we did look the better team at the end of the match, but the damage was done by then. I remember thinking that we could actually rescue it at the time.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #32

    LGFUAD….Have people been slating Guthrie? I’ve seen a few negative comments, but i’ve also read someone saying we’ll be in a relegation battle next season!

    I like Guthrie and hope he stays. I doubt he will though, as he’s good enough to be a starter at most PL teams, but wouldn’t be on my starting 11 most weeks.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #33

    LGF….Raylor or Saylor?

    “I remember thinking that we could actually rescue it at the time.” – Most games feel like that…painful stuff being a newcaslte fan 😉

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  • benarfa23

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #34

    as much as i like HBA, calling him “legend” is a bit premature.
    sure he the only one that can pass two or three player every single game, and can create something out of nothing. but he need improve on other asppect, the most important is decision (when to pass the ball when to dribble on his own)
    “He has quality but he also has weakness, he can pass three or four defender but football is more than that” (didier deschamp)
    summary : HBA is not yet legend but he will be

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  • benarfa23

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #35

    my though on our stylr of play:
    pardew has trying everyting except playing cabaye tiote and guthrie at the same time in central midfielder, i don’t know why, but i think that have something to do with jonas, he seem never wanna drop him.
    if we play 3 man midfielder i think we can play ball possesion, some people say our player not ball possesion material but neither are swansea but they did it. that what training are for.
    barcelona didn’t play that way because of xavi and iniesta they play that way because of pep guardiola. rijkard also have iniesta and xavi in his squad but his tim didn’t play tiki-taka, and he end up being sacked.
    no disrespect to pardew, i think our succes this season because of our player. (Ba, Krul, Saylor Coloccini, tiote)
    and look other manager think of him on premier league best manager poll recently, he not made top five manager. and even lose by steve keane. that was other premier league manager tought.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 15, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibizatoon

    Sorry meant first game without Saylor.

    Aye there’s never a comfortable moment when you support toon. We can beat man u 3-0 but we can only just beat Wigan.

    Something about small games for us, we just dont seem to have the same fire.

    We need to be beating the likes of Bolton, Wolves, Wigan, West Brom if we hope for Europe.

    My team for sunday

    Simmo/Perch Willo Colo Santon
    Tiote
    Guthrie Cabaye
    HBA Ba Jonas

    I jsut think that we always look better with a 5 man midfield, more comfortable and less wasteful. Jonas NEEDS to attack in this formation though. I say Simmo or Perch because of Simmos fitness doubts.

    Guthrie could be replaced with Perch (who can tackle) which would allow Cabaye to become a playmaker.

    Then again it may be intersting to see Raylor in there with Cabaye and Tiote. Give Raylor, HBA and Jonas roaming roels. I always enjoy watching Jonas fly about the pitch.

    Having Perch in mid would not only solidify our defense but also offer more protection allowing Santon to push up more, which he likes. Perch also has more pace than people give him credit for (not saying hes walcott mind).

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  • StuW

    Mar 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #37

    The thing I can’t get is this….Ben Arfa wants to be as good as Messi. His style of play is similar to Messi(albeit no where near the same level). If he ends up half as good as Messi, he will be world class. If he thinks he can be as good as Messi, I think we should all be pleased he is showing some determination to be the best player he can be. If he does it at Newcastle, all the better.

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  • ted

    Mar 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew has to be the most tactially inept manager in the prem he hasnt got a clue about when to kill the game off the players look jaded the fitness levels are chronic and Simpson and williamson are crap followed closely by colocini now hes got his new contract foot of the gas time!

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  • GeordieCoaster

    Mar 15, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Didn’t we have this “Everyone is being sold and we will be in a relegation battle” talk last year?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Has RVP been conciliatory about how he chucked his toys around from the off? No, because the Arsenal fans think he’s magic/dont want to upset him so he’ll leave in the summer, which is why they pander to his ego by backing him up. Seems like a new tradition of unsportsmanlike behaviour is being instilled in the Dutch game following on from their disgraceful world cup showing. Thankfully the geordie influence has kept Timmy insulated from being a towrag like V Persil. Fantastic player though.

    Have the hobbits gone yet, y’know Billbob Teddins? If you three are here, tell me, which one of you is the Ring that rules them all?

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